Winter Writers Series

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Animating the Archive: Poets Using Research

Saturdays, JAN 23 & 30
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This workshop, taught by Erin Malone, is about the role of research in poetry— that is, how a poet tells a “story” through their investigation into a subject. A dive into the historical record can yieldsurprising and urgent connections to our own immediate moment. We’ll read and discuss work by Natasha Trethewey, Laura Da’, Kathleen Flenniken, and others, and use their poems as springboards for our own. This is a collaboration between Teton County Library and the Valley of the Tetons Library. Registration required. Space limited.Participants will be emailed the link.

Click here to sign up for 2 sessions: Saturdays, January 23 and 30.

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Erin Malone is the author of Hover and the chapbook What Sound Does It Make. Her recent work has received fellowship support from Kimmel-Harding Nelson, The Anderson Center, Ucross, and Jentel, and has been included in FIELD, New Ohio Review, Radar Poetry, and Ruminate.

Former editor of Poetry Northwest, she lives in Seattle and works at her neighborhood bookstore.

Gratitude and the Writing Life Workshop

SAT, FEB 6, 2021 



Roxan McDonald will be teaching this dynamic workshop designed to help writers of all levels develop and sustain a writing practice infused with joy. If you want to be more rooted in the present moment; if you want to learn more about the craft of writing; if you resonate with a mix of reverence and irreverence, please join us for this authentic and inspiring workshop. Click here to register.

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Roxan McDonald has dedicated herself to helping people find their voice both on the page and in their lives. She currently leads writing, meditation, and personal development workshops in the U.S. and internationally, and she co-teaches with poet Ellen Bass at 1440 Multiversity and Esalen Institute. She is the recipient of the Mary Lonnberg Smith Award in poetry. Her short stories, memoir excerpts, and poetry have been published in The Porter Gulch Review. She is the author of Grateful AF and Spiritual AF, the bestselling inspirational decks published by Knock Knock Inc.